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JOKES - LEARNING ENGLISH WITH JOKES - (Part 1 of 2) - 18 Pages with 30 jokes + Exercises and instructions/Game and 6 Extra activities
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 246

JOKES - LEARNING ENGLISH WITH JOKES - (Part 2 of 2) - 18 Pages with 30 jokes + Exercises and instructions/Game and 6 Extra activities
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 210

tes n�4 for bac pupils :reading comprehension +language +writing about education and online learning /test n� 4 for 3 rd year pupils reading comprehension about diseases and medecine + language and writing tasks about holidays and tourism
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 205

endterm1/4th form tunisian pupils (about e-learning)
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 95

Learning Letters: alphabet book covers (front and inside) and 2 alphabet worksheets (colour and B & W)
Level: elementary
Age: 5-10
Downloads: 86

language and writing tasks
Level: intermediate
Age: 16-100
Downloads: 70


Read the text below and answer the questions.
  A Joke

Our first day at a resort, my wife and I decided to hit the beach. When I went back to get something to drink, one of the hotel maids was making our bed. I grabbed my cooler and was on my way back out when I stopped at the door and asked.

“Can we drink beer on the beach?”

“Sure”, she said, “but I have to finish the rest of the rooms first.”

(Reader’s Digest, August 2003, p.221)


1) The man went back to his hotel room because he wanted.

 to get some beer.

 to meet the maid.

 to leave his cooler.

 to abandon his wife.


2) The man asked the maid for some information, but she understood it as

 an invitation.

 an excuse.

 an aggression.

 an apology.


3) The best title for this joke could be

 “A misunderstanding”.

 “An unfaithful husband”.

 “A wild resort”

 “A day on the beach”.


'And if I ever catch you downloading dirty pictures from the Internet again, young man, I'll wash your mouse out with soap'

Consider the charge above.

4) The boy's mother is expressing

 a promise

 a threat

 a challenge

 an order


5) The mother is annoyed because

 the boy is 'flawed' in Internet.

 the images on the computer screen are dirty, blurry.

 the boy is seeing figures indecent on the computer

 the boy is too young to deal with the computer



One day at work my guy and I started sending flirty e-mails to each other. In my last message, I mentioned what I was going to wear for him that night. Unfortunately, I tried to spice things up with the wrong person: I accidentally hit “reply” on my last e-mail – which was from my boss! She found my dirty message so amusing that she shared it with the entire office.

Jenny Crowley

Birmingham, Alabama

In Redbook, March 2003           

6) One day Jenny Crowley was using e-mail in order to

 flirt with her boyfriend.

 tell her boss  about love.

 buy something to wear.

 amuse the entire office.


7) The boss got the e-mail because

 things were spiced up.

 it was a dirty message

 they shared a computer.

  Jenny had made a mistake.


8) Jenny might have been ashamed when

 the colleagues at the office replied to her message.

 her guy sent her all those dirty messages by e-mail.

 her boss shared her message with the entire office.

 the wrong person started sending flirty e-mails.

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